Anatomy Of An Athlete: The Snowboarder
Maxim Australia|August 2015
Anatomy Of An Athlete: The Snowboarder
Since winning the snowboard halfpipe at the world championships in Australia earlier this year, Aussie Scotty James has been absolutely smashing it internationally. Here the 21-year-old winter Olympian reveals the secrets to his success.
Santi Pintado

HOW DID YOU GET INTO SNOWBOARDING, MATE?

Coming from a family who loves the snow and being fortunate enough to travel overseas to snowboard at a young age was a big part of what got me into the sport. My dad is very passionate about snowboarding and had a big influence on my career.

DESCRIBE A NORMAL TRAINING DAY FOR YOU?

Training is always dependent on the weather but usually after breakfast I do a warm up, sip on a Red Bull, listen to music and head out onto the mountain. I generally decide any goals or new tricks I want to learn, the night before so I can mentally prepare for it overnight and morning. I train six days a week and always try to have Sunday off unless it’s an awesome powder day. I can’t miss out on those – they’re extremely valuable!

IS THERE ANY SPECIFIC TRAINING YOU NEED TO DO?

Staying on top of strength and flexibility through the season, and off-season, plays a huge part. Physically, snowboarding can be a very demanding sport so making sure I’m flexible and have muscle where it counts, in order to take impact, is probably the most important.

HOW DO YOU PREPARE FOR COMPETITION?

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August 2015